(MAGRITTE, RENÉ.) [Mesens, E. L. T. and Jacques Brunius
Idolatry & Confusion. London Gallery Editions, 
Inscribed to René Magritte: “A René Magritte, ces textes mal informés en 1944, écrit en hâte, mais prophétiques. E. L. T. Mesens.” This scarce English Surrealist tract attacks the so-called resistance poetry of Paul Eluard and Aragon as “conformist.”
WALLACE, ALFRED RUSSEL
Studies Scientific and Social. London: Macmillan, 1900
First edition. In the preface Wallace states that these essays represent his “more important” articles published in periodicals from 1865 to 1899. He notes, “Many of these are connected with the modern theory of evolution, others with important geological and physical questions … I have, whenever possible, introduced copious illustrations, and this has led me in many cases so to modify and enlarge the original article as to render it a new piece of work. Those which did not lend themselves to illustration have received a careful revision.”
“John Maynard Keynes was one of the great intellectual innovators of the first half of our century, and certainly its greatest political economist”KEYNES, JOHN MAYNARD
A Treatise of Money. London: Macmillan, 1930
FIRST EDITION of “Keynes’s most ambitious and weighty work” (New Palgrave). The ensuing criticism of A Treatise On Money spurred Keynes to create his major theoretical work, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, in which he more fully developed concepts he first expressed in A Treatise. “Nevertheless, [A Treatise on Money] was the outstanding performance in its field and day” (Schumpeter).
The Psychological Portrait: Marcel Sternberger’s Revelations in Photography. Foreword by Phillip Prodger.. New York: Skira Rizzoli, 2016
First edition, one of 100 copies of the Deluxe Estate Edition, signed and numbered by the author and accompanied by your choice of one of four 8 x 10 inch archival pigment photographs (Einstein, Freud, Shaw, or Kahlo).
“Talbot’s Pencil of Nature, the first commercially published book illustrated with photographs–a milestone in the art of the book greater than any since Gutenberg’s invention of moveable type” – Metropolitan Museum of ArtTALBOT, WILLIAM HENRY FOX
The Pencil of Nature. London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1844-1846
The Pencil of Nature is a landmark in the history of photography, “an epoch-making publication, both technically and aesthetically” (Brunet). The work is “the first commercially published book illustrated with photographs–a milestone in the art of the book greater than any since Gutenberg’s invention of moveable type” (Metropolitan Museum of Art).